Mushekwi could knife a European move

Zimbabwean ace striker, Nyasha Mushekwi this week appeared more destined for a European move than a return to the Absa Premiership, following yet another flawless display in Sweden.

Zimbabwean ace striker, Nyasha Mushekwi.
Zimbabwean ace striker, Nyasha Mushekwi.

The on-loan Mamelodi Sundowns striker made a clear statement of intent on where he would like to play next season, when he struck his 11th goal in 13 matches on Monday evening and helped Djurgardens IF to eventually draw with rivals Malmo FF in a league game.

Mushekwi struck on 39 minutes, when he capitalised on some sloppy defending by Filip Helander to score the first goal of the match, although Malmo later equalised through Magnus Eikrem on 53 minutes, leaving the two sides in the top five after 13 matches. That was the continuation of explosive form by the Sundowns cast-away, who has now reportedly attracted the interest of current Swedish Allsvenskan log leaders, IFK Goteborg and a number of top clubs from Germany and the Netherlands. Mushekwi is however, reported to favour a move to the more rewarding Barclays Premiership in England, where fellow former Warriors stars – Peter Ndlovu and Benjani Mwaruwari made names for themselves.

Mushekwi, whose move now hinges on contractual agreements or lack thereof, between his mother club Mamelodi Sundowns and any of his suitors, remains the leading goal scorer in Sweden with 11 goals thus far.

He however, confirmed reported interest from Goteborg recently. “I have heard of the Gothenburg interest. Right now I do not know what happens. It will be a summer break now and then we will see,” Mushekwi was quoted as telling the European media a few days ago.

“But it’s about what the club may agree with my club in South Africa.

It is difficult for me to say anything else.”

Mushekwi’s loan deal expires in August, just in time for the Absa Premiership season to begin. The former Zimbabwean Golden Boot award winner, despite having scored 40 goals in 53 games for Sundowns, has seemingly failed to fit into current coach Pitso Mosimane’s pecking order, having to be flushed out of the team on two successive seasons.

The 27-year-old last played for Sundowns in the 2012/13 season and spent the next campaign on loan at Belgian side KV Oostende.

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